Wednesday, April 23, 2008



Author: Anna Cleary

Line: Harlequin Presents Extra
Mills and Boon Modern Romance

Release month North America: April 2008 UK / Australia: November 2007

The S-Factor: Simmering & Sweet


Tall, dark, handsome Greek…Gorgeous billionaire Samos Stilakos is the answer to every woman's prayers. And from what Ellie O'Dea can tell, he's happily answered a lot of them.Boss?But Sam is also Ellie's new boss! Even though they've had one thrillingly passionate night, Ellie is going to have to forget it—fast.Or lover?Only, Sam wants to explore the attraction that sizzles between them—and being Ellie's boss and the CEO, he's not used to taking no for an answer!

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

A “Greek God” in every sense, Sam is proud, very much the alpha but he has a well “hidden sensitive side” when it comes to Ellie his personal PA. You see, they actually at one time were two ‘Strangers in the Night” who shared an incredible night of passion. Months ago, they met at a company masquerade ball and they were so drawn to each other and acted on that attraction. However, Ellie made Sam promise not to remove her masque and if he in the future were to recognize her, he was to never mention their night of passion and Sam agreed because he knew Ellie would run!

Ellie has worked for the bank for years, promoted several times and her main goal is to have enough money saved to quit her job and have a child before it is too late. As far as relationships, Ellie’s success rate is “zero” so she plans to have a procedure in order to achieve her goal. However, when she is given a promotion to be Sam’s PA with an increase in salary she accepts. However, he is a threat to everything she wants and she’s scared. Sam pulls Ellie like a magnet; it is actually painful and a couple of times she gives in to her desire and throws caution to the wind. However, it all backfires for both of them.

This was an incredible love story and at times hard to read as you watched Ellie and Sam’s struggle. Sam in a way lives by the old Greek ways, at one time he was married and hurt so he has trust issues and his strong feelings for Ellie confuse him. Whereas, Ellie is hurt by Sam’s comments, actions and yearns for him to see her as the person she really is and she feels “used” and decides to move forward, which means leaving Sam and the bank she loves.

Heart breaking? Yes! However, you will not want to miss this wonderful romance and you will want to read more of Anna Cleary’s books. Congratulations Anna on this spectacular book; I can’t wait to read your next Presents!

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Did you know...
Anna earned an education degree in Queensland. When a friend suggested they make a pact to each start writing a romance, Anna accepted the challenge.

She was hooked from her very first line. Anna’s first published novel, My Tall, Dark, Greek Boss, explores the dilemma of a woman who longs to exchange her lovely, successful career for the joys and trials of motherhood.

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